Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Resurrection Rolls

I introduced Resurrection Rolls to Jack last year and he's decided they are going to be an Easter tradition for his family. Kids AND adults will have fun making them! My parents' home church made them, and it was a fun way to retell the story of Christ's sacrifice. You can find the original post here, but I'll repost it to make life easy :-).


- Erin (and Jack too)


Resurrection Rolls

1 package crescent rolls
8 large marshmallows
2 TBLS melted butter
1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon together for homemade cinnamon sugar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper (it will make clean up soooo much easier!).

Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls (you'll want to flatten the wide end slightly).
The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.

Give each child a marshmallow.
This represents Jesus and His purity.

Have your child dip the marshmallow in melted butter.
This represents the oils of embalming.

Roll the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar.
This represents the spices used to anoint the body of Jesus.

Wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll by folding up the sides to seal the marshmallow up tight.
This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. The marshmallow may ooze out the side!
The oven represents the tomb (pretend like it was 3 days and nights!)

While the rolls are baking, you can read Matthew 27:57-61 and Matthew 28:5-8.

When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloths) and discover that Jesus is no longer there. HE IS RISEN! The marshmallow melts and the cresent roll is puffed up, but like the tomb - IT IS EMPTY!


  1. We make these every year! I love how the little kids are like, "Where did the marshmallow go?" They think it's the coolest thing!

  2. I've never heard of these!!! You can bet I'm going to make them, though! I'll be darned ... I learn something new everyday with you guys!! :o)

  3. love the idea and the message!!!
    but.......do you actually eat them?

  4. im 15, and i will not be around little kids for Eater this year, but i am SO MAKING THESE. they look delicious! :)

  5. We're going to do this for Sunday School tomorrow!
    Awesome idea!! Thanks

  6. I remember this from last year, so I looked it up again to do this year...it made such an impression, my 6 y/o daughter reminded me this year to make them! Complete with Bible reading, it was a beautiful way to start our Easter morning. And delicious ;-)


Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts - we love it when you do!

~ Jack & Erin

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